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SUMMARY 

In this project, you will learn the basics to creating a nice and neat YouTube background, 
This will help to display information to your viewers. 



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• Here is an example of a nice- 
looking YouTube channel that has a 
great background. You may want to 
notice a few things... 

• First off, the name of the channel in 
included in the background. This 
shows the user that this 
background is custom made. 

• Second, there is an i Phone to the 
other side. This shows the main 
topic of the channel, iPhones. 

• Lastly, everything is fitted close to 
the middle because some computer 
screens won't be able to display 
what is on the ends. 





• Now there are two ways to do this. 

• You can use an existing 
background and modify it into a 
custom one. 

• Or you can start from scratch to 
make a totally custom background, 

• To the right is an example of one 
that was created totally custom. 
Most totally custom ones take 
more time and more experience 
with a computer. 



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• For a half-custom background (one 
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backgrounds from the following 
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• http://backgroundtube.com 

• http://www.ytlayouts.net 

• http://pimpmychannel.com 



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• Now you will use a program such as Paint or Google Drawings to add text or pictures. 

• I found a blank background online and added text to the sides to make it my own 

• If you are starting from scratch, I recommend using http://www.aviary.com to edit your 
background. You can use the gradient tool to add effects. 

• You can also find a template online that you can add on top of your background to help you 
place things. 



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Delete 

Upload an image-that will display as a background 
on your channel (maximum 256K). 



Color Palettes 

Background color 
Title text color 

Link color 
Body text color 
Transparency 



• Lastly, to add to the background, 
you will want to change the color 
scheme of the channel. 

• I hope this tutorial helped you! 

• For more tutorials, visit 
http://www.youtube.com/nwilson126 



Make: Projects user vincent has contributed a few sample backgrounds he has designed. They 
are in a PDF file at the top of this guide. 

Thank you for reading. I hope you understand this guide and use it to help your own YouTube 
channel! 



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